Saliha Bava , PhD, LMFT
Currently accepting new clients
About This Practice
My focus is on co-designing meaningful change with my clients. Often we can feel ‘stuck’ in our relationships, work, or family lives. Discover your unique patterns of stuckness and growth. It is human to feel pain, confusion, challenges, anger, loss, fear, depression, expectation, anticipation etc. Make sense of them as creative forces in our life while learning how to create the change you want in your life.
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" in relationship with others. My process is to explore with my clients their values, beliefs, actions, and concerns through conversation and play. By doing so, we are able to engage the all important relational spaces we occupy and create a range of possibilities for positive change and growth.
Recently, I asked a client for her thoughts on the work we did together. This is what she was kind enough to share:
“This has been so hard to write because there’s so much I wish I could express and I just don’t know what to say or where to start, and no matter what I say I feel like I won’t be doing justice to the transformation you have brought about in my life.
I came in to see you with no expectations at all and with extremely little self-awareness of myself, my thoughts and emotions. Five months later, I feel like a brand new person and whether having a good or not so good day, I’m happy with myself and things around me in general. I have this new sense of appreciation for everything and it’s all really thanks to you and the clarity you have brought about to me.”
Give me a call for a 15-minute free consultation to explore our fit. Feel free to ask me questions!
In practice since 1990
Individual, Couple, Family, Group
Therapeutic Approach / Theoretical Model
Postmodern Practices: Constructionist / Constructive Models, Psychoeducation, Relational Models
Couples Therapy, Divorce, Extended Families, Family Therapy, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital Therapy, PTSD and Trauma, Relationship Counseling, Step Families, Work Issues
Insurance & Payments
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Insurance accepted: No
Sliding scale: No
Payments accepted: Check, PayPal
Medicare accepted: No
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